Recently I had the pleasure of working with a local photographer, using his infrared cornfield photography as the starting place for the cover of Scarecrow. But as you can see from the original photo and the cover of Scarecrow, one of the more obvious things I did as designer was to redraft the sky. In this case, I imposed the sky of a completely different image over the top of the infrared corn field and then married the two. Since all color in IR is false color, I gave it a hand to become as vibrant and dramatic as needed for a bookcover.
|Final cover art for SCARECROW anthology.|
|"Red Corn" Copyright Dan Wiedbrauk of one-candle.com. Used with permission|
More of Dan Wiedbrauk's photography can be found on Flickr, and if you're interested in infrared or macro photography, he regularly talks technical process on his blog, One-Candle.com.
Most recently, I've been responsible for the designs of Scarecrow, Corvidae, Demons Imps and Incubi, Fractured Days, Far Orbit Apogee, and Skye Falling. See more pretty covers: Read More . . .